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Jun
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comment vServer: Configuring single (/128) assigned IPv6 addresses for use as IP address pool for IPSEC (Strongswan) road warriors
I absolutely agree that anything smaller than /64 is not acceptable for obvious reasons. In this case, it is a dev machine and the provider will eventually provide /64 subnets once some technical hurdles are taken on their side. In the meantime, though, I really would like to get a solution rolling that does not involve masquerading and actually assigns public IPv6 addresses to the road warriors. The choice for this VPS was very much strategic. A different machine with a different provider gets proper /64 subnets.
Jun
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asked vServer: Configuring single (/128) assigned IPv6 addresses for use as IP address pool for IPSEC (Strongswan) road warriors
Feb
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revised balanced (currentness vs. stability) linux server distribution
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Feb
12
comment balanced (currentness vs. stability) linux server distribution
Mainly I would like to hear from people how have experience with the mentioned distributions on servers - the pros and cons. Real life experience is something totally different from opinions or marketing talk. :) Besides, thanks for the link, but I know how to choose a distribution and that is exactly why I am asking for some insight which I can factor into my decision. I am familiar with deb, rpm or an ebuild. It's also not about support or lts. One more thing: If you would choose none of the aforementioned dists, which one would it be for you?
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comment Web- and DB-Server: High clock rate and less cores vs. less clock rate and many cores
I am accepting this answer because it has the broadest spectrum of valid informations and also hints at cloud solutions which is the way I am going now. :)
Aug
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accepted Web- and DB-Server: High clock rate and less cores vs. less clock rate and many cores
Aug
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Aug
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comment Web- and DB-Server: High clock rate and less cores vs. less clock rate and many cores
But take newer generation Opterons (6128, 6274) for example: Would those still fall behind a E3-1270 for example in your opinion? That's the tough question I keep asking myself.
Aug
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Aug
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comment Web- and DB-Server: High clock rate and less cores vs. less clock rate and many cores
The benchmarks I saw: 100 concurrent requests over a total of 700.000 requests.
Aug
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comment Web- and DB-Server: High clock rate and less cores vs. less clock rate and many cores
In the case of the E3-1270 for example, the Opterons at lower clock rate with many more cores, seem to have a hard time getting near this 4C workhorse. At least based on synthetic benchmarks.
Aug
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comment Web- and DB-Server: High clock rate and less cores vs. less clock rate and many cores
All good points, thank you. Most of it I have already addressed in my response to "DJ Pon3" above. Redundancy is surely a thing I am worried about but nothing I can afford at this point in time. As soon as the budget permits it, I will gladly invest in replication and possibly high-availability. But again, at this point, that's a no-go and frequent backups and careful maintenance will have to be enough. That's another reason why I would like to at least separate the mail from the web/db system because I could at least do some DB replication and have not all services fail if one system is down.
Aug
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comment Web- and DB-Server: High clock rate and less cores vs. less clock rate and many cores
Good point, and I fully agree. Problem is: It would be hard to get my hands on several different dedicated servers that I am interested in to do tests. And about those tests: Since the projects that will be hosted on those systems, will vary by client, it is hard to come up with a good/realistic real world test. But again, I fully agree with you and I wish I could go that route.
Aug
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revised Web- and DB-Server: High clock rate and less cores vs. less clock rate and many cores
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Aug
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comment Web- and DB-Server: High clock rate and less cores vs. less clock rate and many cores
I know. Basically I am comparing Sandy Bridge (XEON) vs. Mangy-Cours/Zurich/Interlagos (Opteron). Almost no one offers Ivy Bridge in the dedicated server market here, so that's out of the question. I have managed to get my hands on some apache benchmarks and even there, the E3-1270 outperforms almost every Opteron thrown at it which is unbelievable actually. I will update my question in a minute with more infos.
Aug
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revised Web- and DB-Server: High clock rate and less cores vs. less clock rate and many cores
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